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By Rhett Burroughs
From Valdosta, GA
Jun 4, 2013
Yup
The permit system in Tallulah is oppressive!

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By shannon stegg
Jun 13, 2013
The Atlanta Climbing Club is not made up of Sport Climbers, they are actually a very diverse group who do a lot for the climbing community! Even if they travel in mass, their presence is a good thing and I did not mean to give them a bad rep. I think the DNR only lets so many people down in the Gorge and they probably were all hikers!

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By shannon stegg
Jun 13, 2013
In defence of the Atlanta Climbing Club, I will say that when Wayne and I climbed "Groover's" Direct finish and were accused of retro-bolting Jeep's route, two Atlanta Club Climbers did climb our variation, taking a big whip before finishing it! Wayne and I asked both F.A. parties, Jeep and Fichesser, to show up at LK to clear up the controversy but neither were interested in figuring it out!

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Jun 13, 2013
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credits to Kyle Jones and his lucky anti-rain jacket.
I always call the Tallulah SP office before making the drive to see if they are giving out permits. I do this mainly in the winter, because they don't allow climbers down if there has been a lot of rain. It makes sense when you consider how easily the trail could get destroyed, but a main rap station would alleviate all of that. This is the perfect place to be after a rain, the walls dry very quickly or are completely protected by roofs. I've made the mistake of not calling once in the beginning. I posted in the comments section of Tallulah to call before going. I have never been turned away once the SP office confirmed they are still giving them out by phone. Currahee and Yonah are also good options if you do get shut out, although not as high quality, still something to climb. They do limit the number of climbers to 10 or 20, I can't remember the exact number. It is good that they even let us down there considering they don't even advertise rock climbing on their website. Also, I believe all the other walls except the main is considered off-limits (from a good source). I am not discouraging climbing on them, just clarifying.

DanP, the Atl Climbing Club does plenty of trad. I have never climbed with them, but have some friends that do and have had a blast with them.

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By Br'er Rabbit
From The Briar Patch
Jun 13, 2013
'Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox--bred en bawn in a brier-patch!'
shannon stegg wrote:
.....taking a big whip.....


Denmark and John mean business!

A 40' lead fall on P5, and all Denmark has to show for it is a scraped elbow.  I'd be smiling too . . .
A 40' lead fall on P5, and all Denmark has to show for it is a scraped elbow. I'd be smiling too . . .


The Atlanta climbing club has donated lots of hours to field-work in Alabama. They're okay by me!

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By DanP
From Georgia
Jun 13, 2013
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I wasn't even thinking when I said that. I forgot there was an actual Atlanta Climbing Club. I took it the wrong way as kind of a joke describing another large unofficial group from down there. I guess I deserve the dunce cap for that one.

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By RForbus
From Hotlanta
Jun 14, 2013
Rhett and Ben,

I'm back boys. Im coming out of retirement...

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By O.L.D.S.A.G.
Jun 14, 2013
This place looks amazing. Anyone want to go there next weekend for some moderate leads?

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By shannon stegg
Jul 6, 2013
Hey, Ben sorry about telling you about the Dungeon. My information needs to be updated. The climb "Spent Brass" has been perfectly erased! I guess my old hero's are a little worried about their own legacy!

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By Br'er Rabbit
From The Briar Patch
Jul 12, 2013
'Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox--bred en bawn in a brier-patch!'
Tallulah, for me, has been lost in a quagmire of govt regulations with the permits and whatnot.
Great climbing, no doubt, and some of the best routes in the SE are there on the main wall....

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By Rhett Burroughs
From Valdosta, GA
Jul 25, 2013
Yup
FORBOS!! GET SOME!

Ok I'm in the Tetons in 2.5 weeks, then probably back out to Moab to hang with some monkeys.. anytime in between that.

I have a stress fracture in my foot right now but one more week and I'll be 100% so I'll be jones'n for some NC granite and 3 routes in a day in Tallulah to commemorate my divorce

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